Community Beautification Grants

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P.O. Box 726 Winchester, Massachusetts 01890

The Arthur Griffin Foundation for Winchester was established by renowned nationally acclaimed photographer and Winchester resident, Arthur Griffin, to provide scholarships and grants to support the education of young visual artists in pursuit of a professional career in the visual arts and K-12 innovative art programs within the Winchester Public Schools Art Department.


The AGF’s board of trustees voted on September 26, 2022, to transition its Community Beautification Grant to the AGF Scholarship Program to expand current and future funding to solely support the education of the arts for students who are residents of Winchester, MA.

Grant funding categories to include:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Artists Scholarship
  • Technical School Scholarships
  • Disabled Artists Scholarships
  • K-12 visionary and cutting-edge programs within the Winchester, MA Art Department

Application details for Spring 2023 will be forthcoming on the scholarship application page.



Former recipients of the Community Beautification Grant

Photoville Fence in Winchester, MA (2021)
Photoville Fence in Winchester, MA

Video documentation of the installation by the AGF Interns’ Emma Illidge and Sophie Franhill created during COVID-19. Learn more at

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PhotoSynthesis XV is a collaboration of the Burlington High School and Winchester High School facilitated by the Griffin Museum of Photography.

Learn About Photosynthesis XV.

Winchester High School Photosynthesis Project             

Photosynthesis XIV.

The Proposed Winchester Cultural District             

The 2017 – 2018 AGF Interns were charged with creating a presentation of hypothetical vignettes of environmental art installations in three zones established by the Winchester Cultural Development Visioning Team. This presentation was introduced to the Winchester Select Board an order to enlist their support for the establishment of a cultural District in town.

The 2018 interns 2018 Interns             

We applaud our interns’ work as we help prepare for Winchester’s cultural future. Thanks to Mark Bacon, Ella Hodges, Vihara Wickramasinghe and Natalia Tecca.

stained_glass Stained Glass Window Restoration at Sanborn House             

Restoration plus preservation equals beautification.

sanborn3 Exterior Lighting of the Sanborn House             

Lighting a community treasure.

shore_road4 Waterfield to Shore Road Street Scape Charrette             

A community working to realize a shared vision.

mill_pond Aberjona River Initiatives             

Envisioning the restoration of the natural beauty of the river.

Wayfinding Signs             

Getting around town.

Winchester High School Photosynthesis Project
Supporting Artistic Collaboration at its Best

2015 grant.

Winchester High School Photosynthesis Project             

2016 grant.

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